T. Rogers is a 6-piece 'joy and blues' band based in Budapest, Hungary.
Their name name is based on the Hungarian word "troger", meaning basically someone with a relaxed attitude towards life, who likes to enjoy each and every day. So don't ask to meet Mr. Rogers!
The band formed in 2004, and play both both electric and acoustic blues from a wide variety of different influences, reflecting the diverse different musical tastes of each of the band members. Their style is described as joy-and-blues, and is tight, engaging, and exciting.
Since their first release in 2006 "Driven by the Blues" and their 2007 follow-up release "Wear Your Soul", the band has been met with critical acclaim, radio air time across Europe, and numerous blues festival and club appearances including Gouvy Jazz & Blues Festival in Belgium, Augustibluus Bluesfest in Estonia, Luxembourg Blues & Jazz Rallye, GastroBlues Festival in Hungary, Comblain Jazz Festival, Blues Rules Festival in Switzerland, Rootsway Blues Festival in Italy, PuistoBlues Festival in Finland, etc...
In April 2008 one of the new songs "Goin' Home Train" made it to the finals of the International Songwriting Competition and "Liftin' Walk" was also chosen for the semi-finals. The next year Goin' Home Train was finalist at the International Acoustic Music Awards. In May and June the band was backing the legendary Louisiana blues man Mem Shannon on his European tour.
Same year, Canadian harmonica player Stew Hay Joined the band, replacing Miki Tóth on the 2010 live release "Live From Home", which has once again been met with great reviews from across the blues world and been chose for the Real Blues Current Top 100 CDs Chart. The band is currently working on material for their 4th album.
This dynamic and talented group is renowned for their live performances, with intense solos and infectious energy gaining them a growing reputation across Europe.
They have recently released a tribute video of Keb Mo's "That's Not Love", recorded live at multiple scenic locations across Europe, surprisingly making it's own fan base. The biggest honour for the band is that that even Keb Mo himself appreciated their work.
In december of 2012 T. Rogers started the work on their new recording. After a few recording sessions in December and January the new album called Simple Life came out in march of 2013. It is definitely their best album, bending the blues with their own style. As listeners said "not 100% blues, but 200% T. Rogers".
The band is preparing to present the new songs everywhere they can in the close future.
" strong band, quite tight and well rehearsed and with a very positive, fun attitude. I like your dynamics and energy. There's a lot to be proud of here."
Bruce Iglauer /Alligator records/
" Sounds like you are playing with the right spirit."
Patrick Ford /the Ford Blues Band/
Driven by the Blues /2006/
Wear Your Soul /2008/
Live From Home /2010/
Simple Life /2013/